Thursday, May 8, 2014
Well That Seems to Have Worked
I woke up so stiff this morning I was sure I wouldn't be able to move until late afternoon. The wife was off today, it being a State Holiday, and she immediately started telling me the day was half over and she had a list of stuff for me to do.
I went back to bed and promptly stayed there until 9:30........
Seriously I was hurting.
When I did venture out she was not much amused but that didn't stop her from having me work on the raised beds some more. I spent about the first hour or so digging most of the dirt from one raised bed that had been invaded by crab grass and a bit of morning glory with a spade fork then sifting through the dirt to get all those pain in the A$$ roots I could find.
It did look much better when I was finished though I must say.
Then right when she was saying something about me planting the purple potatoes she had drying the phone rang and I got called into work for a few hours.
It's been spitting rain off and on all day but after I got home I had time to get the corn, a row of bush beans and the wife's purple potatoes in the ground before the real rain hit.
It's now pouring down pretty good. Enough that I am hoping it doesn't wash out my newly planted seeds. Heh I know I am never happy am I?
To make matters worse my little Pear trees that looked so good just yesterday appear to have contracted Fire Blight and the leaves are turning black this afternoon. I also noticed some splotches starting on my poor little Paw Paw tree as well. I don't know if the Paw-Paw can get Fire Blight or not. The little Pears are only three years old now and appeared to be doing so well but they are now turning black right before my eyes. From what I been reading an infection this bad and quick is pretty much impossible to treat too so I may have to yank the poor little guys out this weekend.
If it's not one thing it's another I guess.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!